Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Star Wars Death Star Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station Owner’s Technical Manual

Authors and designers Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas have combined their considerable creative talents to layout, draw and explain the deadliest weapon in the Star Wars Universe: the Death Star!
Haynes, Lucas Books and Del Rey have joint published the Star Wars Death Star Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station Owner’s Technical Manual and it contains everything you need to know about the formidable world destroyer.

Did you know that there were pre-prototypes for the Death Star and that the Death Star II is considerably bigger than Death Star?  Hard to believe!

The book begins with the history of the Death Star and the spacecraft that preceded it which include the Trade Federation Battleship, Trade Federation Core Ship, Eye of Palpatine, Torpedo Sphere, The Tarkin and the Death Star Prototype.  Each ship is examined closely with illustrations of each.

From there the book dissects the Death Star deck-by-deck covering each and every facet and nook and cranny of the impressive planet killer.  You’ll learn about its propulsion, weapons, personnel, security, command center, surface trenches and defense weapons, air shaft and other key locations and functions.

From there you’ll proceed to the Death Star II and a handy size comparison chart allows readers to size up just how large each spacecraft or station is.

Beside full color illustrations, charts, diagrams and photos the book also contains historical and informative text about each and every craft.  If you’re a Star Wars fan you MUST have this book.  If only the Rebel Alliance had such a book-many lives would have been spared.